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Nagorno Karabakh: Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the cessation of hostilities


I welcome the cessation of hostilities in and around Nagorno Karabakh. The Russian-brokered ceasefire that has been agreed on Monday between Armenia and Azerbaijan will help to prevent the further loss of life and is hopefully a first step towards a comprehensive settlement.

Negotiations will now need to ensure that any settlement is sustainable.

The European Union continues to support the established, OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs led, format and stands ready to contribute to these efforts and to the implementation of agreements for a peaceful and prosperous development of the entire South Caucasus region.

Peter Stano
Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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